The open water certification process takes two easy steps

STEP 1

PADI eLearning, and Pool Session

a) Complete the academics through the PADI eLearning system (about 12 hours of online work).

In the PADI eLearning program you will learn the required scuba principles and concepts needed to continue your scuba training in the pool. The eLearning has to be completed before the pool session. To enroll you must be 10 years old, or older.

Purchase your eLearning by clicking on the yellow button below. At checkout, please specify which of the two eLearning versions you prefer. Please see below (eLearning Open Water Diver or Open Water Touch)

eLearning Open Water Diver, in which you will learn the scuba concepts through online lectures, videos, quizzes, and a final test (for laptops, and computers only) or

Open Water Diver Touch, which is a tablet-based version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, and is available on iOS devices (such as the iPad,) and Android devices (but not smartphones.) It integrates the most updated text, learning objectives, and knowledge reviews, as well as clips from the PADI Open Water Diver video.

Either version is suitable for continuing your scuba training in the pool. Please specify which eLearning version you prefer at checkout.

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b) Pool Session

All our pool classes are semiprivate with 4 students max per instructor. The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) allows any training agency to teach 8 scuba students at a time for in-water training. Here at Rey Diving, we have a policy of 4 students max per instructor to maximize instructor’s attention to each individual in the class. Our pool classes fill quickly, size is limited to 8 students per class with two instructors.

Our pool location is the McBurney YMCA, —125 W 14th Street in Manhattan.

Pool Session Options

Weekend Classes—1 Session

Saturday or Sunday (one day only) from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. During the pool session, first you will fill out the PADI student record file, and complete a quick review with your instructor. Then you will proceed to the pool.

Tuition $392 per person. Includes all scuba equipment rentals to be used in the pool! Including mask, snorkel, fins, booties, wetsuit, BCD, tanks, and regulator. You don’t need to feel rushed to buy equipment, Rey Diving’s philosophy is for you to try before you buy. We keep a small assortment of new equipment in stock and we can show you what to buy, still, you don’t have the obligation to buy. Try before you buy!

Your tuition also includes your Logbook, your Recreational Dive Planner (RDP table, Imperial version) which you need for taking the quick review when you meet with your instructor. And we always give you a referral form, which you will need to take to your certifying instructor, either locally or abroad. Your $50 deposit counts towards your total pool session fee.

Prerequisites for the pool session: Having completed the eLearning by the time of your pool session. You need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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Thursday Evenings—2 Sessions

Most people take the one-weekend-day pool session, but if you believe that you will feel more comfortable taking the pool in 2 sessions, this option is for you!

This option consists of Thursday Part I and Thursday Part II from 5:00 to 11:00 pm.

During part I, you will fill out the PADI student record file, and complete a quick review with your instructor, to then proceed to the pool for the first set of in-water skils. During part II you will continue your scuba skills in the pool to complete your confined water training.

Tuition $392 per person. Includes all scuba equipment rentals to be used in the pool! Including mask, snorkel, fins, booties, wetsuit, BCD, tanks, and regulator. You don’t need to feel rushed to buy equipment, Rey Diving’s philosophy is for you to try before you buy. We keep a small assortment of new equipment in stock and we can show you what to buy, still, you don’t have the obligation to buy. Try before you buy!

Your tuition also includes your Logbook, your Recreational Dive Planner (RDP table, Imperial version) which you need for taking the quick review when you meet with your instructor. And we always give you a referral form, which you need to take to your certifying instructor, either locally or abroad. Your deposit counts towards your total pool session fee.

Prerequisites for the pool session: Having completed the eLearning by the time of your pool session. You need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Book online now!

STEP 2

After you complete steps above, you will be ready for your four open water check out dives, and certification. These check out dives can be done locally with us on one of our scheduled weekends throughout the warmer months starting in May, and throughout September. A second option would be, let’s say you have a planned vacation and want to complete your checkout dives abroad, then we can provide you with a referral form for you to take it to your certifying instructor abroad.

Read more about the Open water checkout dives

If you prefer to buy your eLearning and book the pool session by phone please call 347-610-8733.